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south florida braces for severe weather. a possible tropical storm sets its sight on the zika zones where standing water is a breeding ground for virus spreading mosquitoes. >> harrowing stories f that had an engine blow out. plus two pilots arrested on suspicion of being drunk right before their flight. >> an nfl quarterback under fire for taking a stand on the treatment of minorities. and refusing to stand for the national anthem. >> i'm charles osgood, this is sunday morning. >> get ready to say good-bye, charlie. cbs broadcasting legend, charles osgood is signing off. ? so long ?
welcome to the "overnight news." south florida is bracing for possible floods. a system that could become a tropical storm is churning off the coast threatening the region with several days of heavy rain. it comes as the miami area is struggling to containt zika virus. spread by local mosquitoes which can breed in just a bottle cap of water. omar vi with more on the double threat. omar. >> sun bathers flocked to miami beach to soak in the sun before the storms roll in. the ocean winds are expected to bring in several days of rain, including heavy downpours. right now the main concern at the shore is the strong rip current. on land, health officials want to make sure pooling water from possible floods doesn't turn into a widespread breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying the virus.
pools of standing water. in florida, 42 people contracted the zika virus from local mosquitoes. 38 of the cases are right here in miami-dade county. elaine? >> omar villafranca. thank you. chief meteorologist, craig setzer tracking the storms at wfor in miami. craig. >> busy afternoon in the tropics. we had two depressions form of the 5:00 hour this evening. the first desi disturbance well over a week, one that is bringing the heavy rains to south florida and the keys. this afternoon, hurricane hunters went out investigating they found the circulation has tightened up. see the band there and the swirls on the map. moving to the west. and forecast to continue to intensify. in fact, national hurricane center says it will likely become a tropical storm during the day tomorrow. and then spend time over the central gulf and then head to the northeast threatening the northeast gulf coast as a strong tropical storm may be even a weak hurricane.
tropical depression number #. that formed this afternoon. off the atlantic coast there. it is also forecast to move to the west and in the coming days, approach the north carolina coast as a tropical storm, before heading back out to sea. definitely very busy in the tropics. elaine. >> craig setzer in miami. thank you. a tragic accident in louisiana sunday. at least two people are dead. and dozens more injured after a charter busloaded with volunteers, on their crashed into a firetruck. a fire chief was among those killed when they were thrown off interstate 10 into water below. the cause of the wreck is under investigation. with the election nearly 10 weeks away, republican presidential nominee donald trump, is clarifying his immigration plan as he reaches out to minority voters. recent national polls show hillary clinton about 6 points ahead. here is errol barnett.
trump aimed to clarify the signature issue of his campaign in iowa. >> on day one i am going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country. >> reporter: what's unclear if undocumented immigrants who have not committed crimes will also be deported. trump campaign manager kelly ann conway. >> he is not talking deportation force, but he is talking about being fair and humane, but also being fair to the amen workers who are competi for jobs, being fair to all who want secure borders. >> reporter: part of an effort to attract minority voters while maintaining his core base of supporters. governor mike pence, trump's runningmate says there has been no change. >> it is going to fair. tough. no path to legalization. >> trump is facing criticism for his response to the murder of basketball player dwayne wade's cousin. in a tweet he said, "just what i
african-americans will vote trump." hours later, he sent condolences. >> i think you have to look at beth tweets. it is important that donald trump is taking his message to communities of color. >> democrats have been on the defensive as republicans question how much influence donors to the clinton foundation had when hillary was secretary of state. trump says the news her full schedules of meetings won't be released until after the system proves the system is rigged. ne thank you. errol mentioned the murder of nba star dwayne wade's cousin. sunday, chicago police announced two brothers are under arrest for that shooting. darren and darwin beth have criminal records. police say 32-year-old nikea aldridge was not intended target. shot accidentally while pushing her baby in a stroller. she was a mother of four. her children were not hurt. wade called the shooting "another senseless act of gun
quarterback, colin kaepernick is on the receiving end of criticism this weekend. he refused to stand for the national anthem saying he was taking a stand for african-americans. mireya villarreal has the story. >> reporter: colin kaepernick is willingly warming the bench. sitting during the anthem, to protest, a country that oppresses black people and people of color. his actions have lit under some football fans including steve carvalleo. >> disrespecting the national anthem. if you don't like our country. get the hell out. >> reporter: social media pages are filled posts supporting the black lives matter. in a statement, kaepernick says this is bigger than football. there are body in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder. kaepernick joins a roster of athletes who have recently
including nba star dwayne wade. >> the racial profiling has to stop. >> reporter: and wnba players. >> we have decided it is important to take a stand and raise our voices. >> reporter: in a phone interview, 49ers coach, chip kelly says kaepernick's protest will have no impact on his game. >> we recognize his right to do that. it's not my, not my right to tell him not to do something. that's, that's his right as a citizen. >> reporter: players around the nfl including victor cruz are weighing in. >> you have got to respe flag. you have got to stand up with your teammates. it's bigger than just you in my opinion. while dolphins running back, aryan foster tweet heed has the right to choose not to stand just as you have the right to disagree with his stance. former quarterback, matt hasselbeck thinks this will make sure, kaepernick will not be starting qb on opening day. the nfl says players are encouraged but not required to stand during the national anthem. elaine, kaepernick did the same thing last week in a preseason
it was a harrowing flight for 104 passengers and crew aboard a southwest jet. in mid flight one of its engines blew out. transportation correspondent, kris van cleave is following the investigation. >> southwest land. >> reporter: passengers say it started with a loud boom and the smell of smoke. when they looked out their windows they saw this. the leading edge of the metal casing around the number one engine was ripped away exposing the fan blade of the 16-year-old southwest airlines boeing 737. >> it was shaking, afterward. and that sound. >> just look blew. >> air blew.
green were among 99 passengers and five crew on the flight heading for orlando from new orleans saturday morning. >> the person across from us, crying. saying he is going to die. and everybody is trying to calm everybody down. >> reporter: oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. pictures showpieces of the damaged engine flew off and struck the plane, gouging fuselage and forcing an emergency landing in pensacola. >> tried and true engine on a >> steve wallace, former head of the faa office of investigation. this is really unusual? >> a modern airline pilot starting to day could easily fly a 35 year career and never experience a single engine failure. >> the flight landed safely. tammy richard and her family were sitting along the wing. >> pilot, he was amazing. southwest has amazing pilots.
>> reporter: airliners are designed to fly safely on one engine. so far we have no reports of any damage on the ground. elaine, ntsb investigators arrived on scene this morning. and have begun inspecting the aircraft. southwest says it is not planning fleetwide engine checks. >> kris van cleave in washington. kris, thank you. >> two pilots for united airlines arrest in scotland saturday, moments before their flight to newark, new jersey. they're accused of fueling up, on jonathan vigliatti has more from london. jonathan? >> reporter: elaine two pilots were arrested while the plane was boarding. police and airline officials confirm both pilots were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. the united airlines flight they were due to flight had 141 passengers and was scheduled to take off at 9:00 in the morning from glascow airport. the two men were taken into
identified. we are told they're 45 and 35 years old. at this point, it is still unclear who tipped off police. the flight was delayed for ten hours while united looked for replacement pilots. elaine, saturday's arrests come barely a month after two canadian pilots of air transit plane were arrested at the airport and charged with trying to fly while intoxicated. >> jonathan, thank you. police in durant, mississippi say a man aus murdering two catholic nuns confessed to the killings. rodney earl sanders arrested late friday. the day after the nuns were found in their home apparently stabbed to death. police have not revealed a me tiff the they do not think it was a robbery. a mass for the nuns will take place monday in jackson, mississippi. at sunday mass, pope francis parade for the nearly 300 people killed by an earthquake. iterateled central italy last
the pope plans to visit the area soon. also on sunday, italy's state-run museums donated all of their proceeds towards rebuilding and relief efforts. today in south williamsport, pennsylvania, the team from endwell, new york, beat south korea to win the little league world series. the game came down to the final pitch. new york wins, 2-1. the first time an american little league team has within the championship. since 2011. coming firefighters battle them.
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more than two dozen large fires are burning out of control in the west. in addition to nearly 100 smaller fires. in central washington, a fire that broke out this weekend is threatening homes and officials have ordered evacuations. each year, wildfires seem to get worse tody spite the heroic efforts of firefighters. carl evans visited a lab where they're studying a new approach. >> reporter: in this designed burn chamber, researchers are dissecting a wildfire. by measuring how fast pine needles burn. it doesn't require flame to ignite. >> no, just hot air. >> huhow a fire can propel itse without wind. >> the trough, dips where the fire is advancing. >> mark phinney is a scientist at the fire lab in montana. >> there is an expression that everybody uses here in the u.s.
yet we don't even know how wildfires spread. >> reporter: the forest service spent $1.7 billion fighting fires that burned a record 10.1 million acres last year. but phinney's research shows of putting out every fire is not working. >> are we making it worse? >> we are make it worse. by fighting these fires, we unfortunately enter what is called the fire paradox. the harder you suppress them. the worse they get. forests but by constantly putting thp oem out, more unbur brush is left for the next fire. phinney says firefighters should intentionally be setting more prescribed fires to burn off vegetation or simply let some natural fires burn. in a statement to cbs news, the forest service says, it agrees that managed and prescribed fires are important tools. but our capacity to complete this work is restricted by the budget.
liability issues, with state and local governments. as more developers push to build homes closer to fire prone areas. >> fire is inevitable. if we convince ourselves that the is not, then we have a repeat every year of the same situation. >> reporter: for now, scientists hope that by setting these controlled fires in the lab, they'll better understand how to manage them in the forest. carter evans, cbs news, montana. discovery. a planet very much like earth.
this past week, astronomers announced a discovery. a planet much like earth, one solar system away. scientists believe it has a sun and water and therefore possibly life. charlie d'agata takes us there. >> turns out the next star over in our privileged little corner of the galaxy has a planet that looks a lot like ours. at a mere 4.2 light years away,
doorst doorstep. huge news, ask theoretical physicist. >> astronomers have hit the jackpot. this is a droom coeam come true. the holy grail of astronomy is to find the closest exo-planet to the earth. a twin, doppleganger in outer space. now we have it. >> reporter: we have a planet more massive than earth. and a year on proxima days because it is a lot closer to its sun. but that star is a red dwafr, a lot cooler than our sun. which means surface temperatures are likely to fall some where between freezing and boiling, habitable. smack dab in the middle of what scientists call the goldy locks zone. richard nelson was on the team that discovered the new world. >> i think the planet itself may be covered in water. what we call an ocean planet. or water world.
>> yes, perhaps more water. >> reporter: there are other earthlike planet like this out there. but none so tantalizingly close. still it would take our fastest space ship tens of thousand of years to get there. but of the thought of life on a planet that is so nearby, significantly ups the odds of life forms further away. >> you really begin to wonder. are they really out there? and if so, how come they don't visit us? how come they haven't landed on makes you wonder. >> reporter: difficulties aside, the race is on to try to reach the star system, the likes of mark zuckerberg and steven hawkings working on a space ship could get there in less than 20 years. the trouble is it is smaller than this quarter. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. up next, one of the most beloved broadcasters on this
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finally tonight, a long time member of the cbs news family made big news today. beloved tv and radiobroadcaster, charles osgood announced he is signing off as host of cbs sunday morning. >> reporter: 22 years ago, charles osgood took television's most popular shows. >> i am retiring from cbs news, this program, i am happy to say, will be -- >> reporter: he replaced one of television's most popular figures, charles kuralt. >> charles, nobody has been welcomed as genuinely as you are welcomed here. >> thank you, charles, real honor to succeed you not replace you on the broadcast. >> reporter: now the man with the bow tie and penchant for the
>> who wouldn't be the one who gets to introduce the terrific story tell terz. rancheros on tod rancheros -- >> reporter: on today's broadcast. >> some of you may have heard rumors i went be hosting the sunday morning broadcasts very much longer. well, i am here to tell you that the rumors are true. >> september 25th, odds good will anchor the final show behind the doors of studio 45 and leaves behind the most watched sunday morning program and been growing since the day he took over. >> if you are wearing your bedroom slippers at this moment. you may want to get something more substantial to put on your feet. >> last year, sunday morning had the largest audience in three decades. 6 million weekly viewers. >> now some works in progress. >> reporter: the same wake-up call and since joining cbs in
reporter for every news program on the network. filled shelves with emmys, pea bed and become a familiar face. but radio was in fact his first love. >> this being 2016, you don't need 2020 vision to see that the year 2020 is not far off. >> reporter: his cbs radio show, the osgood file continues. so does osgood. >> between now and my last "sunday morning" i am going to practice singing that old weaver you so long it's been good to know you so long it's been good to know you a long time since i've been home ? and i've got to be drifting along ? >> osgood will host two more shows before his final signoff on a special 90 minute edition of "sunday morning. after that, charles, well we we will see you on the radio.
for monday. for some the news continues. for others check back for the morning news and cbs this morning. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news" i'm elaine quijano. the mud continues to fly on the presidential campaign trail. hillary clinton and donald trump traded accusations of racism and bigotry. the nation's highest office. the latest national poll shows clinton, with a 10-point lead over trump among likely voters. 51% to 41%. and as both candidates reach out to minority voters, the language is getting more harsh by the day. nancy cordes begins our coverage. >> reporter: clinton said trump was building a campaign steeped
trump responded she is fear mongoring not him. >> there has been a steady stream of bigotry coming from him. >> reporter: clinton came armed with examples. like trump's comments about hispanics and muslims. >> he'd ban muslims from around the world entering our country because of their religion. >> donald j. from is calling for a total, complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: she said his conspiracy theories followed a >> he promoted the racist lie that president obama is not really an american citizen. >> if you are going to be the president of the united states. you have to be born in the country. there is a doubt. >> reporter: even his outreach to minority communities, she said, have reinforced offensive stereotypes. >> what do you have to lose the it? cannot get any worse? >> it really does take day lot of nerve -- to -- to ask people he has ignored and mistreated for decades what do you have to
everything. >> reporter: clinton argued, trump's views line up with the alt-right. an obscure movement online. >> there has been a pair need fringe in our politic thousands, a lot arising from racial resentment. never had the nom neap inee of r party, stoking it, encourage it and giving it a national mega phone. >> publicity. >> we have an aging white american. they're not making babies. they're dying. >> trump dismissed the attacks before clinton even took the stage. >> you're racist. you're racist. you're racist. it is a tired, disgust argh gument. -- argument. >> reporter: clinton called out breitbart in her speech. conservative website.
ceo. responding with this headline. hillary clinton calls 31 million breitbart, racist clansmen. and claiming that the speech backfired and turned democrats towards trump. he is unhinged. donald trump continues his political balancing act. maintaining his tough stance on illegal immigrants while reaching out to minority voters. trump has the not backed away from his promise to build a wall along the mexico border. and force the mexican government to pay for but he seems to be wavering on his vow to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. meanwhile, his attacks on hillary clinton are getting ever more inflammatory. dean reynolds reports. >> donald trump is not backing away from his incendiary charge that the democratic presidential nominee is a bigot because progressive policies she backed have done nothing for some minorities. and speaking of minorities, he is offering yet another version
parents walking with their beautiful child and they get shot. >> reporter: donald trump again made his pitch to african-american and latino voters in new hampshire. arguing that chaos is plaguing america's cities, and it is hillary clinton's fault. >> her policies are bigoted because she knows they're not going to work. >> reporter: you are saying she is personally bigoted? >> totally bigoted. no question. >> reporter: recent poll shows nearly 60% of voters feel it is trump who apepeals to bigots. 72% of minorities agree. >> i think we will do with the african-americans they're going to give me a chance. trump made an attempt to clear up confusion over his plan to deal with 11 million undocumented immigrants in the united states. >> there is no legal zblarks no amnes amnesty. if some one wants to go legalization. they will go, leave the country. hopefully come back in. and then we can talk. >> reporter: earlier this week,
>> there can be a softening because we are not looking to hurt people. >> they'll pay back taxes. they have to pay taxes. there is no amnesty as such. there is no amnesty. >> that sounded a lot like a position that jeb bush put forward and trump rejected in the primary season. >> they would earn legal status. they wouldn't earn citizenship. they would earn legal status. >> trump sounded lik politician. >> all the things that donald trump railed against. he seems to be morphing into. kind of disturbing. >> and apparently, some of his more conservative supporters agreed with a number of them including sarah palin chiming in against any softening of his bed rock position that helped him win the republican nomination. >> trump's campaign manager, kelly ann conway explained the candidate's stand on illegal
"face the nation." >> donald trump told us, that on the question of 11 million undocumented that they will, they must leave the country as a part of his plan. that seems to have been pretty stable in our conversations with him. but now it seems to be shifting. why is that? >> actually he is not, john. he is pretty consistent. and immigration is a complex issue. so if i may, just talk about the, the six, seven, tenets of his plan. i will address your question. second, building the wall. it has not changed one inch. third, we have to end the sanctuary cities. next, he said that he will enforce the law. a novel concept in washington, d.c. where they like to layer law on law and never enforce what we have. he also has said that for 11 million if that in fact is the number, he wants to address that issue, humanely and fairly.
not cause harm to people. the question is what to do. he has said if you want to beep here legally, you have to apply to be here legally. we all learned in kindergarten to stand in line. wait our turn. not talking deportation force. he is talking about being fair and humane, but also being fair to the american workers who are competing for jobs. being fair to us who want secure borders and law enforced. >> tif the law is to be 11 million here illegally. enforcing the law would have them leave. how do they leave? self-deport. or its there a deportation force or something that helps them leave the country immediately as he previously said he would look to see happen? >> that's really the question here, john. he has to deal with, those agencies and those individuals already responsible for this who aren't doing the job. nobody enforcings the law the way he wants to enforce the law.
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it is a heartbreaking story. thousands of children are dying from rare diseases few people are trying to cure. since the diseases affect such a small number of patients they don't draw the research dollarsnedollars ne dollars necessary to draw the brave children and the man painting their pictures for the world to see. >> let's do it. >> let's do it. >> reporter: his name is sam bach, while his high-wattage smile, and infectious laugh may remind you of a favorite nephew, there is virtually no chance you have ever met a kid like him. sam, who will turn 6 this tuesday, is one of just 250
from vanishing white matter disease. a brain disorder that destroys white matter, the substance that helps transmit neural impulses and lead to the loss of motor control. ? happy birthday to you ? >> reporter: there is no cure. and the disease is typically fatal by the age of 10. >> every birthday feels like it is another year less that you have. >> don't turn six, you are getting closer to 10. >> exactly. so and so much we want to see. >> reporter: alison and husband nick have kept careful track in the three years since their son's diagnosis as sam's speech has slowed down. >> reporter: what is your favorite part of being in school? >> play time. >> reporter: his ability to walk, slowly eroding. leaving him now unable even to stand. >> i think it is really hard for people to wrap their heads
vibrant as sam could be dying. >> i'm doing it. >> reporter: the bucks are trying to show sam as much of the world as possible. in the time they have left. he has been to 30 states and 19 countries. from these mayan ruins in mexico. to meeting his hero. formula one race car driver, sebastian vittle in texas. even managed to squeeze in a meeting with the duchess of cambridge. >> we don't want to waste our time, what's to come. we want to enjoy whatever time we have with him. >> reporter: not a pretty thought. but a real one for parents of kids suffering from rare diseases. >> hey, what's your name? >> eliza. >> reporter: 95% of all rare diseases have no treatment options at all. with so few people suffering from them there is no incentive
>> i want to get it just perfect. because this, it really means a lot. >> reporter: a fact not lost on lucas colossa, artist and curator of beyond the diagnosis, a collection of intimate port ritz portraits of children with rare diseases. like bertrand. the first patient diagnosed with something called ngly-1 deficiency. bertrand has hundred of seizures every day. >> when i painted the portrait. took the wheelchair out. made him look like he was having a good day. not just a picture the a real person i am dealing with. >> reporter: objective is to humanize the diseases through port ritz of kids like theodora, who has a fatal heart condition. m meghan. suffers from a chromosomal disorder, slows the flood flow
hannah, suffers from epilepsy, leading to progressive loss of motor skills. >> maybe somebody will look and be inspired to find a cue. maybe that would be awesome. >> beyond the diagnosis hopes to eventually put a face to all 7,000 of the rare diseases. >> it is ambitious. >> reporter: the idea hatched by patricia wellton of the rare disease united foundation, whose do daughters suffer from rare diseases. >> you can't look at the portraits and not be moved >> reporter: so far they're up to 60 portraits from artists around the world. each hoping to do with paint what can't be fully done by words. >> you don't just see the disease. you see noah. don't just see the disease. you see ashland. you see miriam. >> exactly. that was the point. >> accepted i am in a wheelchair. that's where i am going to be.
the faces of muscular dystrophy, a rare muscle-wasting disease often fatal by 20. awe m most kids my age with disability are on death's row. end of their lives. >> reporter: the mcclaire brothers have more hope than most suffering from a rare disease. an experimental drug seems to be helping. not a cure. but it does seem to slow down the progression of the austin and max are two of roughly 100 children enrolled in clinical trials. >> i do believe that this is holding the kids from the edge of the cliff. >> reporter: jennifer mcnary, austin and max's mother. she has seen austin able to maintain certain functions while on the drug. and regain others. like raising his arm above his head. max one of the first to get it
disease, hope is an elusive commodity. the path to drug approval is not an easy one. in part, because the sample size is so small. >> i'm uncomfortable with evidence to date. >> four month as go, an fda panel recommended against approving it, until the company provided more data that the drug actually works. if that decision becomes final, it could threaten ac t drug, for the leclaires. >> almost worse to be shown something that could treat your children and then to be told it could be taken away. than it is to just come to terms with having children that are ill. >> it creates conversations. >> reporter: which brings us back to lucas colossa and the moving way he hopes to keep attention focused 0 in rare diseases and pressure on researchers and regulator whose may be able to provide hope.
the family justice. >> when we first met him at his gallery in warwick, rhode island. lucas was putting finishing touches on the portrait of sam buck. precise delicate work using a syringe to form images, dot by dot. >> i get pretty involved with it. and it becomes very difficult to actually paint. because, i start to fully understand what this kid is going through and what the family is going through. and then it is no longer a personal experience. >> even he didn't know how personal until he brought the portrait to sam's family for a look. >> that is just incredible. >> how amazing is that? >> who is that? >> me. >> reporter: now vanishing white matter has a face. >> his personality really shows through in the painting. >> it does you. captured his joy. >> reporter: a sweet, darling face to put on this hideously
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they're known as the greatest generation. the men and women who fought and won world war ii. their ranks are thinning as the years roll past. and the memories of their victories have begun to fade. but one war veteran is using the time he has got left to make sure history never forgets. and on the way, he has gathered an army. steve hartman found his story "on the road." >> reporter: at the age of 93,
accomplishment. just making it down all four steps of the rv is a feat. don't be too impressed yet. because at 93, what's mr. remarkable is waking up at 5:00 a.m. for a nearly 5-mile run. but again, don't be too impressed yet. at 93, what any most amazing at all, is this little jog in saint simons island, georgia is the final leg of a much, much longer run. thatan and 3,000 miles ago. at the pacific ocean. >> i'm running the whole thing. every step of the way. now you can be impressed. first time we met ernie andress just outside finie just outside find just outside finie just outside fie phoenix. he would go five miles. hitchhike. or go back to his vehicle. run the next five miles two days later.
what it took to win it. >> reporter: specifically, this old navy man was running to raise awareness for an unsung hero of world war ii. a ship he served on. lst, or landing ship tank. how they got heavy equipment on the beaches. there is one you can visit in evansville, indiana. ernie things people really should go. >> this shouldn't be forgotten. the ship that won the wa >> won the war? >> yeah, without them, how could you, taken all the island. how could you take normandy? >> which is why, 70 years later, ernie was out here, returning the favor all by himself. >> i just thought how sad if he had to be doing this journey by himself. i joined him. >> reporter: that was about to change. >> in mississippi, alabama, florida, now georgia. >> yeah, run 44 legs. >> reporter: he had quite a following the second time we saw
that was nothing compared to what we found last weekend in saint simons. hundreds from across the country joined ernie's army. >> thank you so much. >> the american people are the most loving and generous people in the world. three years ago. most people thought there was no way a man in his 90s could make it across the country. but here he was. on the soft sand of the atlantic. and as this old sailor stormed the beach, one the fervent chants and flying color. he showed us all that the greatest generation -- is no less great today. steve hartman, "on the road" in
a lot of people couldn't believe the stories out of france last week. police on the beach ordering muslim women to take off their full body swimwear. the burkini was banned in towns and cities after the recent terror attack in nice. local governments claimed it made other beach-goers nervous. france's highest court overturned the law in at least one town. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: the burkini is back on the beach. the ban has been overturned in just one resort on the french riviera, but expected to lead to lifting of bans in all 30 coastal towns that had it in place. france's highest court agreed with the argument, the ban was a serious and clearly illegal violation of fundamental freedoms. activist, marwan mohammad said it banned devout muslims from
politically. because the it send a clear message to the political elite that you cannot stigmatize part of the population because of religion. >> reporter: fining women, forcing them to disrobe, and images like police surrounding a muslim woman in a head scarf. triggered a debate about women's rights and france's stout defense of secularism. for some beach-goers the decision was a victory for common sense. >> translator: france has more important things to she says. the fact they canceled the ban is fantastic. >> reporter: the town's mayor doesn't see it that way. lionel lucas said the ruling would heighten tenches. >> translator: i hope they're satisfied he said. the rampant islamization is progressing in our country. nice and regions around it put the burkini ban in place after last month's isis inspired terror attack.
the burkini designer said her design was never meant to sim symbolize any statement. >> it represents freedom, sun, surf. happiness, leisure, family happiness. >> reporter: in other word, pretty much just what everyone else wants when they go to the beach. charlie d'agata, london. that's the overnight news for monday. for some the news continues. for later for the morning news and krs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, time's elaine
captioning funded by cbs it's monday, august 29th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." donald trump accused of playing politics over the deadly shooting of a chicago mother. critics say he is using the victim's celebrity's cousin to score votes. now he is reaching out to minority voters in a new way. overnight, passengers are sent running from l.a.x. after bogus reports of a shooting, grounding flights at one of the busiest nation's airports. nfl quarterback colin kaepernick doubles down on his refusal to stand for the